Period longer than a week - the reason for going to the doctor

Monthly could go more than a week due to a serious illness. Particularly dangerous prolonged and profuse menstruation, when the 3 hours are used one gasket. Cause for alarm are painful and bleeding with clots. If you notice such symptoms should contact a doctor. For confirmation of the diagnosis will need to pass a number of tests. Based on the results of research, the doctor will determine the disease and prescribe treatment. If diagnosed of the disease are absent, a woman must pay attention to your lifestyle. You may need to change the composition and mode of nutrition, give up Smoking, alcohol, bring your weight back to normal.

Possible causes of prolonged menstruation

Monthly could go more than a week with the installation of IUDs. If blood loss is too large, there is intermenstrual bleeding, it is recommended to remove the spiral and use another method of contraception. Long periods can be a side effect of hormonal contraceptives. If bleeding caused by these drugs, profuse and continues too long, you should refuse this method of contraception.

Long periods occur when hormonal imbalances in transitional periods of a woman's life (in the first 2 years after the first menstruation, after childbirth, during menopause). Young girls normal hormonal balance is not yet established, therefore, violations of the cycle. Long menstruation observed in women who recently gave birth. During menopause period does not end for reasons associated with abnormalities of the endometrium. Violations of the duration of the menstrual cycle can be caused by a malfunction of the thyroid gland. For pathology you need to consult an endocrinologist and get tested for hormones. Monthly can go a long time in blood disease associated with a decrease in production of platelets.

A long period may indicate adenomiose - hormone-dependent inflammation in the muscular layer of the uterus, endometrial polyps focal variations of hyperplasia. The most accurate diagnosis of this pathology is hysteroscopy (examination of the uterus using a special optical system). Long periods can be a symptom of uterine fibroids - benign tumors. The menstrual period can't be stopped for long time due to serious illness – cancer of the uterus. In this case, the bleeding are the first noticeable symptoms.